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CultureGrams — New Kids Country: Bahamas

The CultureGrams editors are excited to announce a new Kids edition country report!

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The new Bahamas report includes detailed information on the history, culture, language, food, and daily life of this country.

Did you know these facts about the Bahamas?

  • The Bahamas was the first place Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas.
  • Scientists have found a species of marine creature in the Bahamas’ blue holes (underwater caves) thought to have gone extinct 150 million years ago.
  • The legendary Fountain of Youth is said to be located on the Bahamian island of South Bimini.
  • By 1717, about two thousand pirates lived in the Bahamas and basically controlled the islands.

You can also learn about colorful Bahamian folktales, conch (the large snail that Bahamians love to eat), and junkanoo (a festival that is celebrated with elaborately costumed paraders). Enjoy!

 

Rachel Ligairi

Rachel Ligairi

I'm a CultureGrams editor who covers the Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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